COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM WELCOMES ALL TO FORD COMMUNITY DAY MADE POSSIBLE BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND
Free Museum Admission on Sunday, December 18, 2016
Danielle Bradbery, Drake White and Trent Harmon headline a day of activity that includes Songwriter Sessions with J. T. Harding and Bob DiPiero, a fiddle demonstration with Tammy Rogers King, Hatch Show Print demonstrations and more
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – December 14, 2016 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is pleased to partner with Ford Motor Company Fund for the eighth Ford Community Day. Museum admission will be FREE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, as a way to say “thank you” to the Middle Tennessee community and to lucky out-of-town visitors.
In addition to touring the exhibit galleries, visitors can choose from a variety of programs and events that offer fun for all ages. Activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center will feature dancing and hands-on art and music making throughout the day. Ford Community Day events include:
Creative Zone: Make an Instrument Bookmark
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Group Mandolin Lesson
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – Noon
Hatch Show Print Letterpress Art
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Songwriter Session and Signing: J. T. Harding
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Guitar Pull Featuring Big Machine Label Group Recording Artists Danielle Bradbery, Drake White and Trent Harmon
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Musical Petting Zoo
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Fiddle Demonstration: Tammy Rogers King
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Line Dancing Workshop
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Songwriter Session and Signing: Bob DiPiero
2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Although the guitar pull with Danielle Bradbery, Drake White, and Trent Harmon is free, a ticket will be required for admittance to the performance. Guests can make reservations beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the museum on Sunday. Immediately following the performance, the artists will sign a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster, which can be purchased in the Museum Store. Purchase of the poster is required to participate in the signing. For additional programming information or to make a reservation for this performance, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/ford.
"The Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers along with Ford Motor Company look forward to again offering the opportunity to enjoy the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s premier educational experiences at no cost,” says John Barker, Owner, Two Rivers Ford. “Ford’s ties to country music run deep. Henry Ford launched many of his early models at fiddling competitions across the U.S., knowing that country music and the stories behind it were strongly connected to the everyday American. As a founding partner of the Hall, the Ford Community Day allows us to honor our traditions of supporting music and giving back to our community.”
“As a non-profit organization and one of the leading arts institutions in the United States, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum makes it a priority to give back to the local community,” said Steve Turner, chairman of the museum’s board of officers and trustees. “Each year, the Ford Motor Company Fund generously allows the museum to open its doors for free to the public. We are grateful for their support and excited to make the museum available to our community for what is sure to be a memorable day.”
Ford Community Day visitors who show their Ford key will receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Store, Circa and Hatch Show Print, as well as food and beverage purchases at 2|22, Red Onion and Bajo Sexto (excludes alcohol and gift certificates).
Visitors who wish to purchase a museum membership on this day will receive a 20% discount. The discount will be honored on December 18 at the membership desk and online. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org and use discount code FORD20. Follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, and join the conversation using #FordCommunityDay.